Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam


10:00 - 10:30 Registration & Networking
10:30 - 10:40 Welcome Remarks by President of the Brunei Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry



Keynote Speaker – HE Madam Yang Jian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Embassy

  • China’s Economic Rise
  • China’s prioritised industry and the development of trade and investment activities in China and Brunei Darussalam
  • How may Brunei businesses benefit from China’s growing economy
11:10 – 11:40

“The Secret of Value Creation“
Dr Ahmad Rahman Songip, Author of “Break the Pattern - The Science of Transformational Value Creation


Our Story
Featuring business stories from a personal perspective: Local entrepreneurs doing business with innovation and creativity
Agrome IQ | Creativate

12:10 – 14:00  Lunch
Note that program is subject to changes.
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Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam


Dr Hj Kamaruddin DSP Hj Talib is the Executive Director of K&H Remittance Services, a financing remittance and general trading services for Overseas Workers and the Director of ABMS Co Sdn Bhd, a Building Maintenance (Electrical, Mechanical and Janitorial) service company. He is also the Chairman of Bureau Veritas, an accredition company and third party inspectors for marine survey and building materials and health hazard specifically on food inspection (HACCP) and Quality, Health, Safety and Environment; Aryaduta Sdn Bhd, a Trading & Constructions company; and KP Mineral & Chemical (B) Sdn Bhd, a supply chemical company for water treatment plants.

Dr Hj Kamaruddin started his career in the public sector in 1976 where he was a senior officer in the Department of Security and Intelligence and the Politcal Research Analysis Department, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The latter was the foundation for the current Brunei Researh Department. After 14 years in the public sector, he embarked on an entrepreneurial pursuiit that led to the formation of pioneer companies that are active in the leading service industries of remittance, industry standards, building maintenance and other support services in the construction space.

He has acquired over 20 years of experience in the management of diverse projects, and an understanding of how business is conducted in Brunei Darussalam. This has led to his active involvement in the sustainable development of MSMEs where he is the current President of Brunei Malay Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the National Chambers of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam (2015-to date).

Dr Hj Kamaruddin has recently been appointed as a member of the Temburong Development Authority. He is the Honorary Chairman of Brunei China Friendship Association, Brunei Korean Association for Friendship, Co Chairman of the the Brunei China ASEAN Business Council and Co Founder of the French Brunei Business Association. He was also the first Chairman of the Brunei BIMP EAGA Business Council (Brunei Chapter).

By the consent of His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, he was appointed by the Energy and Industry Department (previously under the Prime Minister’s Office) as a member of the Board of Director for DARe, an agency committed toward the sustainable development of MSMEs. As a representative of the private sector, he was also a member of Peneraju Strategi Ekonomi for non-oil and gas sector, trade and macro.

He is the Executive Member of Brunei Judo and Karate Association and the World Association of Martial Arts (WoMAU). He is also the President of the Brunei Rugby Football Union for 12 years.

He has been awarded P.S.B (The Most Blessed Order of Setia Negara Brunei 4th Class) by His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam (2006-2007), the first Bruneian for “The Order of National De Merit” by the French Government (2003) and the Honourary title “Datu Seri Maharadja Shahbandar” by the Philippines Sultan of Sulu (2004). The latter was in recognition for his role in promoting Cultural and Student exchange program at institute of Higher Education level between Mindanao and Brunei Darussalam with the collaboration between Mindanao State University (Zamboangi City) and BIMP EAGA Brunei Chapter as Chairman of BIMP-EAGA Business Council Brunei Chapter.

He has been very active in the development of youth through sports such as football and the establishment of rugby as a recognised sport in Brunei Darussalam. As a martial art expert in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, he has also competed and represented Brunei Darussalam in regional competitions such as the SEA Games.


Contact Details:

Block A, Unit 2, 2nd Floor, Q-lap Complex,
Simpang 88, Kg. Kiulap BE1518,
Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673 223 7844
Fax: +673 223 7843

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Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam


HE Ambassador Madam Yang Jian

University Postgraduate (Master Degree).
With one daughter.

  • 1988-1994 Staff Member, Attaché, Third Secretary, Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (MFA)
  • 1994-1997 Third Secretary, Second Secretary, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore
  • 1997-2003 Second Secretary, Deputy Division Director, Division Director, Department of Asian Affairs, MFA
  • 2003-2005 Counselor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America
  • 2005-2007 Director, Office for Korean Peninsula Issue, Department of Asian Affairs, MFA
  • 2007-2014 Counselor, Deputy Director-General, Department of Asian Affairs, MFA
  • 2015- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam


Contact Details:

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
No.17 Simpang 465-7, Jalan Muara, Sungai Hanching,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BC2115, Brunei Darussalam
T:+673-2334163 F:+673-2335380
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Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam

“Breaking the old pattern of doing things”

Dr Ahmad Rahman Songip

Dr. Ahmad Rahman Songip is Professor of Innovation Management, an intrapreneur, speaker, trainer and consultant in Break the Pattern at the Department of Management of Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. He is the author of a recently launched book entitles, “Break the Pattern – the Science of Transformational Value Creation.”

Dr. Ahmad who hails from Johor, Malaysia, was the Founding Director of UTM Transformation & Risk Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) (2010-2013). He was also a member in the UTM Central Executive Committee and the UTM Management Group as well as a member in the UTM Board of Director Sub-Committee on UTM Enterprise Risk Management (2010-2013). 

As the Academic Director at the UTM Business & Advanced Technology Centre (2002-2005), he successfully re-engineered the ailing center to register a phenomenal growth of 2400% and 3900% in revenue and net profit, respectively. As the Deputy Dean at the UTM Research Management Centre (1995-1997), he initiated a paradigm shift in R&D management that led to the formation of ten research Focus Groups in line with the Malaysian industrial clustering strategy. The Focus Groups had facilitated UTM in getting a 400% jump in procured research grants.

His corporate experiences include being the General Manager of Chemical Division, Actacorp Holdings Berhad (1997-99), and General Manager of Global Technology and Innovation Management Sdn Bhd (1999-2002), a joint venture R&D company between UTM and the University of Queensland, Australia.

Since 2002, Dr. Ahmad has been teaching and conducting training and consulting on entrepreneurship development, creative problem-solving, and innovation management. He is passionate on helping organizations to sharpen and capitalize the latent potential of their greatest asset: The creativity of their human capital. His flagship consultancy program is called VACCINE (Value Creation Acceleration through Creativity and Innovation Experience), which helps organizations harvest the minds of their human capital, ensuring the organization’s long-term survival and sustainability. So far, more than 5000 participants from more than 500 organizations have benefited from his facilitations.

Dr. Ahmad was a Petronas Scholar and graduated with BSc (High Honours) and MChE degrees in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He holds Dr.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Kyoto University, where he was a Japanese Government Scholar. Dr. Ahmad supervises more than 50 Masters and Doctorate students and has published more than 100 publications. He holds four Intellectual Property rights.




Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam


Dr Vanessa Teo
Founder & CEO at AGROME IQ International Sdn Bhd | Agricultural Technologist |Entrepreneur

Dr. Vanessa Teo is the CEO and Founder of Agrome IQ International Sdn Bhd an agriculture business intelligence platform focusing on developing the next generation of growers in Asia. The idea evolved during her time doing her PhD in Agriculture Systems Modeling with IBM Research Lab and UBD in Brunei. She identified that farmer’s were not doing well due to lack of access to information to make effective decisions.

Agrome IQ have won various awards such as the Rice Bowl Awards 2017 – Special Recognition Award and obtained Top 5 out of 53 countries at the Pitch @ Palace Commonwealth Competition 2018 in United Kingdom. She has always been passionate in sustainable systems whereby she has a BSc in Biology & Microbiology and MSc in Environmental Technology, both from Imperial College London.

In September 2018, Agrome IQ was featured in a white paper created by Bain & Company consulting as a leader in ASEAN for digital integration for the agriculture sector.

The vision for Agrome IQ is to revolutionize the agriculture sector by empowering a new generation of growers by closing the information gap and strengthening the agribusiness value chain.



during their participation in a 100-days accelerator program held by DARe. BRUVERA.com was launched on the 1st of January 2017 with the purpose to promote and sell Bruneian local fashion, beauty and lifestyle products online locally and internationally. Saedah took the plunge and self-taught herself business and anything relevant to the business. Although she was short in business education and experience, she is not short in courage, because it takes courage to do something outside of the norm. Currently, BRUVERA is run from a house turned office with a team of five.



Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam


Dk Nurul Khairunnisa Pg Hj Md Roslin (Chai), Nazurah Hamizah Salleh (Naz), Siti Nur
Nadzirah Mohd Suhaimi (Jirah)

"Creativate provides experiential learning programs for children that align with key learning programs through collaborations with experts in different fields, developing and delivering creative lessons for fun and effective teaching.

Creativate is a young company just under 2 years since operations that has quickly became a household name amongst some local parents. Conducting around 100 programs and delivering effective teaching over 500 students, Creativate aims to reach further locations and explore new untapped markets to ensure accessibility to their programs.

Founded by 3 former teachers who have been trained in Honolulu,Hawaii and experienced teaching in Lao PDR, they realised that education is a powerful tool to bring communities together and such an empowering equation to growth but it also does not have to be boring! "


Office address | Level 1, KHub, Jln Anggerek Desa, Kg. Anggerek Desa
Website | www.creativatekids.net
Instagram | @creativate.bn
Facebook | fb.me/creativate.bn



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Tuesday October 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam




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